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Articles from the September 28, 2022 edition

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JLDC Moves Forward with Western Legacy Center Building Purchase

The Jefferson Local Development Corporation (JLDC) voted 6-2 on Wednesday, September 21 to purchase the Rogers Building (3 Whitetail Rd), in which to house the Western Legacy Center (WLC). In June the JLDC had pulled out of negotiations to purchase t...

 

Jefferson County Candidate Forum October 27

The Lower Jefferson River Watershed Committee and the Whitehall Ledger are, again, sponsoring a Candidate Forum for the competitive races in Jefferson County for the November election. The forum will be held Thursday, October 27, 2022, in the Borden...

 

Governor Visits LaHood Construction Site

Continuing his 56 County Tour in Broadwater and Jefferson counties, Governor Greg Gianforte highlighted the strength of Montana's workforce, meeting with small business owners and employees, first...

 

Thought Provokers: 9/28/2022

The average adult probably has hundreds of thousands of lyrics memorized but they won’t realize they have it memorized until the song starts playing, even decades later. A morning coffee habit is as much about waking your colon as it’s about...

 

Dear Editor: My take on EVs

Dear Editor, Okay, this is me jumping on the proverbial bandwagon. Most, if not everyone, in town knows that I drive an electric vehicle. It’s not quite the same issue as a Tesla or a Prius but still, the principle still applies. There are...

 

Dear Editor: Support Ronning

Dear Editor, I would like to encourage you and our fellow eastern Montanans to vote this Fall from our hearts. Republican, Independent, Green, Libertarian, Social Democrat, Trumpster, and Democrat are shorthand labels more serving the convenience of...

 

Whitehall Oral History Program A Success

The first Oral History program was held at the Jefferson Valley Museum on Wednesday, September 21st. At least 15 attendees listened to the recorded interview between Roy Milligan, Sr. and Bernard May...

 

Whitehall Garden Club Meeting October 5

Autumn is in the air! The October meeting of the Whitehall Garden Club is Wednesday, October 5 in Borden's conference room. Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee, treats, and conversation at 9:30 AM with the meeting starting at 10 AM. Following...

 

Sincerely Paul Produce Available September 27th

Sincerely Paul of Whitehall will have produce boxes, as well as TEFAP applications, available on Wednesday, September 27th. The crew from Sincerely Paul hopes to have food available for pick up by 1 PM at the Assembly of God Church, located at 6...

 
 By Georgia    Opinion    September 28, 2022

Just Ask Georgia: 9/28/2022

Georgia, I have a question, I need advice! My fiance and I are having lots of issues right now. We can’t stop fighting and I don’t know what to do. I quit my job because wedding planning is taking up so much time and now my fiance is refusing to...

 

Connecting Point: The Answer for Broken People

Gimmicks abound all around us, allowing a few people to claim to know everything. One can search the Internet regarding almost any HOW TO, and it will produce a list of apps desiring your next click. The Internet has changed the world of advertising...

 

Finishing Stretch for Whitehall's First Replacement Mural

The month of October is an exciting time for those involved in the Whitehall Mural Project. Artist Kit Mather has been working diligently day after day and essentially has given up her entire summer...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/28/2022

I can't believe it is almost October already! The big news is that PBSKids is throwing a party for Daniel Tiger on October 5th at 10 AM and everyone is invited to come. There will be stories, games, t...

 

Whitehall Route UPS Driver Embraces Early Retirement

He’s the friendly face you see most days as your many Amazon packages and whatnot are delivered right to your door, but as of October 6, Sean Byrnes will be resting and relaxing in retirement....

 

Screams Come True Seeking Sponsors for '22

Screams Come True has been scaring kids and adults every October and we are excited to begin building the 2022 installation! Yes, Screams Come True is in its FOURTH year!! New in '22, an escape room...

 

WHS Homecoming Bonfire

BONFIRE FUN: Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department helped the Whitehall Trojans light an arrow to ignite the Homecoming Bonfire, held Thursday, September 22 near the tennis courts....

 

Turn Over a New Leaf – Give Blood This Fall

As we mark the first days of fall, the American Red Cross is asking the public to start the season off with a lifesaving blood donation. While the leaves turn, the need for blood never changes. Those who give this fall play an important role in...

 

Whitehall Food Pantry Open House October 11

The Whitehall Food Pantry, located at 110 South Division Street in Whitehall, will host an Open House on Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 - 8 PM. Pantry coordinator Cara Sacry said she is excited to let...

 

Classical Music at Star Theatre October 8

Whitehall non-profit Gold Junction Presents (GJP) is bringing an evening of classical music to the Star Theatre on Saturday, October 8 at 7 PM. This program is free to the public; donations are accepted and appreciated. Members of the Bozeman...

 

3G is Going Away – What it Means for You

Similar to how the ways we listen to music and watch movies have changed, cellular networks are evolving too. In fact, all major wireless providers plan to shutter their 3G cellular networks this year. 3G networks are the wireless equivalent of...

 

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK Madison Buffalo Jump

Take a picnic and hike to the top of a buffalo jump for impressive views of the Madison River Valley. Buffalo bones still lie buried at the cliff's base, and archaeologists have located the tipi...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 9/24/1997

September 24, 1997 A federal grand jury issued federal indictments against the four individuals apprehended during the August 6th drug raid south of Whitehall. Jason Schwartz and his wife Theresa Jo Schwartz, Mitch Bakken, and Eric Decker, were all c...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago - September Part II

During the second half of September in 1896, there was a dynamite plot against Queen Victoria, and a war was raging in Europe with reports of an organized massacre of civilians. Here in Montana...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Pumpkin Crisps

Cooler weather arrives just as prime entertaining season heats up. Those who will be hosting gatherings soon can expand their recipe repertoire to feed guests and keep them satisfied. Borrowing some flavors from the season can make entertaining festi...

 

Creating Fiction from History: 9/28/2022

Carlene Switzer, possibly pictured here, might have grown up to become one of the most infamous rum-runners in the South. Now, you might be thinking that should be 'moonshiner', but no, Carlene,...

 

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